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Pork Chop the pig has to move from Eggertsville home

Pork Chop the pig has to move from Eggertsville home

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An Amherst police officer attempts to interrogate Pork Chop about his escape and romp through Eggertsville in April. (Photo courtesy of Justin Cole)

Pork Chop will have to find a new home.

The Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals has rejected a bid by an Eggertsville family seeking permission to keep a 200-pound pot-bellied pig at their home.

Town officials took notice after the pig escaped from the garage of a Castle Court home in April.

Town law allows livestock on properties zoned suburban agricultural, but the Castle Court property is zoned residential.

The homeowners, Kevin and Dianna Kruss, had asked the zoning board for a temporary use permit. The request was denied at the board's meeting Tuesday night, according to a document posted on the town website.

Dianna Kruss previously told The Buffalo News the pig is her daughter-in-law's emotional support animal. When reached by phone early Thursday afternoon, Kruss said she would call a reporter back. She did not call back.

'Pork Chop': emotional support pig or Amherst zoning violation?

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